Miller Semifinalist for Thorpe Award

Clemson's Justin Miller is one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award announced Tuesday.

The award is given annually to college football's best defensive back. Three finalists will be selected November 22, and the winner will be announced December 9.

The other semifinalists are Tennessee's Jason Allen, Georgia Tech's James Butler, Georgia's Thomas Davis, Wisconsin's Jim Leonhard, Oregon State's Mitch Meeuwsen, Miami's Antrel Rolle, Auburn's Carlos Rogers, New Mexico's Brandon Payne, Michigan's Ernest Shazor, LSU's Corey Webster and Virginia Tech's Jimmy Williams. Top Stories